Seaman Schepps was the son of immigrants, grew up in New York’s Lower East Side, and was famous for his clunky retro and 1950s jewelry. He traveled from New York to California at the turn of the century as a part of a deceptive get-rich-quick scheme. He arrived in Los Angeles and opened a store known for its antiques, jewelry, and other expensive objects. Founded in 1904, Seaman Schepps (also known as America’s Court Jeweler) has never been afraid of incorporating unusual materials such as wood and shells alongside precious stones making pieces of one-of-a-kind. In today’s ever-changing fashion environment, they have stayed true to their name by continuing to create our “Barbaric” style jewelry as well as producing wearable pieces that are suitable for every day.
In 1992, Jay Bauer and Anthony Hopenjam purchased the business and, to this day, still produce jewelry in the stylish Seaman Schnapps style.
Seaman Schepps the “Barbaric Chic” jewelry style.